Parks and Recreation presents its third annual Trunk or Treat event on
Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in the parking lot at
Barnstead Elementary School. This is a free event for all little ones
and school aged children through grade four. Parking begins at 3:30 pm.
Starting at 4:00 pm, kids can enjoy games and activities in the safety
zone while vehicles are parking and setting up. “Trunk” or treating
will follow the costume contest and games and activities hour, at
approximately 5:00 pm. Parks and Rec will gladly accept donations of
candy from the community. Finally, we are in need of volunteers to
assist with parking and concessions. Please contact us on Facebook or
at firstname.lastname@example.org to
volunteer, arrange for donations or with any questions. Happy
Barnstead Historical Society will be meeting at the Barnstead Town Hall
on October 23, 2014 at 6 pm for a pot luck supper followed by a meeting
at 7 pm. There will be election of officers at this time. Please come
and join us to keep the history in Barnstead alive, all are welcome.
Start is accepting applications for children under the age of 3 and for
prenatal women who would like to participate in the program. Fun
activities, information, support, and learning experiences are provided
through home visiting and playgroups. It is free for income eligible
families. For further information and to jump start your child’s
learning, please call 435-6611.
Be sure to
put the Pumpkin ‘n’ Pine Fair at the top of your “to do” list on
Saturday, November 1 between 9 AM and 2 PM. Set your GPS for the
Congregational Church of North Barnstead at 504 North Barnstead Road in
Center Barnstead. Drop by our Schoolhouse Café for a snack or lunch
when you take a break from your shopping spree.
be a smorgasbord of irresistible gifts to choose from: locally crafted
articles; homemade goodies from the Bakery; handcrafted items from
Ghana; unique collectibles; jewelry; crafts; seasonal decorations; and
feature is the Silent Auction with an array of unusual holiday gift
ideas including an evening’s entertainment by Barnstead’s own Chris
Bonoli, a $500 scholarship to the Empire School of Beauty for a new
student, a circa 1820 handhewn church pew, and a catered dinner for
eight chosen from chef Tom Normandin’s scrumptious-sounding menu. High
bidders will be announced promptly at 2 PM.
forget to buy a few raffle tickets for the handmade queen-sized sampler
quilt (the winner will be drawn on December 14 in time for Christmas)
and enter your name for the door prize to be announced at the end of the
day. You will truly find something for everyone at this year’s Pumpkin
‘n’ Pine Fair.
Oscar Foss Memorial Library News
Candy Corn Jar
between the ages of 3-18years of age who visits the library from now
through October 31st can put in a ‘guesstimate’ on the number of candy
corns in our jar at the circulation desk. The individual who comes
closest to the actual number inside will win a special prize along with
the jar full of yummy candy! So come on in and give it your best guess
and while you’re here you can check out some Halloween books and what’s
reminder that our Toddler Time & Story Hour programs are following a 6
week session schedule this year. Our schedule is posted on our website
(oscarfoss.org) or you can pick up a copy at the library. At this time
we are on our 2 week break but Toddler Time will begin again on 10/28 at
10:30am & Story Hour will begin again on 10/29 at 10am. On Wed. 10/29 we
will be having our annual “Halloween Party & Parade” at the Library
during Story Hour. All children are welcome to attend in their costumes
to listen to stories and ‘Trick-or-Treat’ in the library. Parents are
asked to bring candy for the trick-or-treating and/or a snack for the
party if possible.
the library (269-3900) or visit our website (oscarfoss.org) for more
information about these or any of our other programs or events. There is
always something happening at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library! Library
Hours are: Monday; 2pm-8pm, Tuesday & Wednesday; 10am-5pm, Thursday;
5pm-8pm, Friday; 2pm-5pm, Saturday; 9am-Noon.
Barnstead Parks And Recreation Basketball
16, 2014, Barnstead Parks & Recreation will begin accepting
registrations for the 2014-2015 basketball program for children in
Kindergarten through grade 6.
register online at our website, barnsteadrec.org/basketball, or by
printing out a registration and waiver forms and delivering the signed
originals along with payment to the white BPR lock box located just
outside the entrance to Town Hall.
registering on line, please deliver payment and the signed waiver to the
lockbox. Please be sure that payments are securely attached to
registration forms, and that the player’s name(s) are written on the
check’s memo line.
Registrations are no longer accepted inside by Town Hall staff. Fees are
$35.00 per player, with a cap of $70.00 per family.
In order to
form teams, order uniforms and meet league requirements, all players
must be registered no later than November 14. Payment and completed
registration forms and signed waivers must all be received prior to
November 14 in order to be considered registered. Applications received
after that date will be waitlisted and subject to a $10.00 late fee if
placement on a team is possible.
will be issued to players who make the BES school teams, provided notice
is given promptly to BPR (please visit our website to submit a refund
request form). We are also seeking volunteers to serve as coaches and
assistant coaches for all levels.
contact email@example.com if you
are interesting in coaching. To thank our volunteers, coaches’ children
play for free. As always, thank you for your support of our Parks and
Rec programs and volunteers. We look forward to a great season.
Safety Course/Ham & Bean Dinner
Valley Sno-Riders will be conducting a snowmobile safety class on
Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Barnstead
Parade Fire Station, 305 Parade Road, Barnstead, NH. You must be 12
years old (or older) by the end of the riding season to enroll. Parents
are encouraged to attend the class, but not mandatory. The day of the
class, parents must come inside to sign their child up at 7:30 a.m.
before class begins at 8:00 a.m. Lunch will be provided. To enroll, call
Joe Hough at 269-2270. Please don’t delay as space is limited.
evening of the 15th, the club will be hosting a Ham and Bean Supper that
will also be at the Barnstead Parade Fire Station. Please check our
website at www.suncookvalleysnoriders.com or
watch for more information to follow.
Letter To The Editor
yourself these questions.
better off financially than you were six years ago?
happier with your health plan than you were six years ago?
Do you feel
safer than you did six years ago?
me, the answer to all of these questions is no - then vote Republica on
Letter To The Editor
represented the community
reading the letters of the past few weeks it seems there is a bit of
misinformation being printed about Rep. Guy Comtois record. As a
Constitutionalist I am always amused by those who proclaim to love the
constitution, yet want bigger and bigger government. I agree with Ms.
Allison who quotes “all politics is local.” More legislation, more
regulation, more control to Concord and Washington, enough I say, let’s
keep local control and Representative Comtois agrees.
I am tired
of the distortion and the negative attack ads in today’s political
environment. Representative Comtois has voted for a number of things
that other writers have spun into negatively. Comtois voted for local
control of kindergarten. We discussed for many years kindergarten, at
our local school district meeting, and implemented it at our own
choosing in the early 90’s, without Concord telling us what was right
and what was wrong. Comtois has voted for State budgets that have local
control of Medicaid budgets, without Washington telling us how much we
had to spend. Comtois voted for an individual’s right to select whether
or not they wanted to do business with a particular lender, without
Concord telling us, as individuals, that our options are limited. The
list goes on and on of what Comtois has voted for, yet the big
government folks spin it as obstructionist.
I have had
many conversations with Representative Comtois and his priority is
supporting families through self-governance and local control. He
understands that decisions and choices can be much better evaluated and
made by the individual, family, and local community. Sending your
personal liberties and money to Concord will not fix anything. Please
join me on November 4th by voting to keep our voices heard locally on
what is best for Barnstead, and vote for Guy Comtois.
Letter To The Editor
been a lot of negative press lately about my husband, Guy Comtois. If I
didn’t know him, listening to the partisan rhetoric might be a problem.
But you see, I have known my husband for over 25 years, and he is a man
of principle. He isn’t going to tell you what you want to hear, he is
going to tell the facts.
asked him about some of his votes, because of headlines, and he tells me
that one little sound bite does not tell the whole story. On the
surface the legislation may often sound good, however hours and hours of
testimony and debate have gone into these bills, and it is all in the
details. At times he has voted for legislation, only later to vote
against it because the original intent had been changed.
said, what the sound bites and editorials don’t tell you, is the
countless hours he spends with his constituents. Some call, stop by the
farm, and some mail. He has stepped up to the plate on
several occasions to help those who had nowhere else to turn. You see,
being a representative is much more than a voting record, it is being
there for you, our neighbor, to answer a question, or getting help when
needed. I hope you will consider voting for my husband Representative
Guy Comtois on November 4th, the one with the purple signs.
for your time,